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Yeats Is Dead! Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (384 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roddy Doyle Narrator: Ciaran O'Reilly Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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I think he was dead before I shot him.

With these auspicious words begins a murder mystery so utterly unlike any other that it took 15 of Ireland's finest writers (working well below their peak) to bring it to its unlikely conclusion. The plot involves a mad search for the only manuscript of an unpublished novel by James Joyce, and features a stellar cast - including a sadistic sergeant with the unlikely name of Andy Andrews and the unforgettable mob boss Mrs. Bloom, a woman who had tried everything but drew the line at honesty. Raucous, raunchy, gratuitously violent and completely hilarious, Yeats Is Dead! is a diabolically entertaining mulligan stew of a novel. James Joyce would be proud.

Yeats is Dead! was edited by Joseph O'Connor, whose novels include Cowboys and Indians, Desperadoes, The Salesman and Inishowen.

The narrator, Ciraran O'Reilly's, stage performances include The Irish and How They Got That Way, The Corn is Green, and Da, Summer. His film include The Devil's Own and A Further Gesture and he has appeared on television in Law and Order SVU, One Life to Live, and As The World Turns. Authors' royalties are being donated toAmnesty International. Download and start listening now!


Listener Reviews

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Laura | 2/20/2014

    " I am several chapters in and it is fascinating to see the different writing styles as each Irish writer takes a chapter in the mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by briana | 2/11/2014

    " This book reminded me of the movie Waking Life. Y'know the one in which a bunch of different animators got together and each drew a different segment. Each transition was jarring and took a while to get used to and by the time you had another segment was up and the process started all over again. The concept is good but the execution, lacking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Jason | 2/10/2014

    " After the movie "Scotland, PA" I think this book has one of the best deaths of any story I've enjoyed (Boethius ranks up there, too, but not as funny): death by trapped fart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Lora | 1/12/2014

    " Pretty funny, not to mention a bit nonsensical. Set in Dublin, and actually very hard to describe. The plot revolved around the accidental killing of a man who turns out to have the last unpublished work of James Joyce, and who also may have created either an anti-aging cream or a paper-aging formula. "

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About the Author
Author Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle is an Irish novelist, dramatist, and screenwriter. He is a recipient of the Irish PEN Award for Literature, and his novel Paddy Clarke Ha-Ha won the Man Booker Prize in 1993. Several of his books have been made into successful films, beginning with The Commitments in 1991.